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How to Change Wet Motorcycle Clutch Plates

Posted on 13 Jun 2017 in Motorcycle, Powersports | 2 comments

Your clutch.  You often don’t have to think about what’s going on down there.  Simply pull the lever, shift gears, and you’re on your merry way.  But when the clutch plates start to wear out, you will begin to take notice and wonder what really is happening under the clutch cover. Fortunately, fixing a wet clutch, found on many motorcycles and dirt bikes, is not too difficult of a task to complete on your own.  With the use of some common hand tools and a small part of an afternoon, you can have your clutch pack swapped out with a new one.  No need to have your bike sit in a shop and accrue those high rates that can eat into your gas money and riding time. So how do you know when it’s time […]

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How to Teach Others to Ride a Motorcycle

Posted on 05 May 2017 in Motorcycle | 1 comment

We all know that riding is a great way to get out by yourself and clear your mind.  But it can also be a rewarding social activity as well.  There’s a reason why there are so many group rides throughout the country.  Being able to share a ride with someone else is special.  But what do you do if no one close to you rides?  You teach them! Teaching someone to ride a motorcycle can be one of the most satisfying activities in the sport.  On the flip side, it can also be one of the most frustrating.  There is an art to good instruction.  If approached in the wrong manner, your student could become disenfranchised with riding and left with a bad taste in their mouth for […]

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Two New Motorcycle Half Helmets That Are Changing the Game

Posted on 06 Apr 2017 in Motorcycle | 0 comments

The half helmet.  This style of lid isn’t usually the main focus for helmet manufacturers.  Their real money makers are traditionally in the full face category.  But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ever any advancements in the half category.  With not much real estate to work with in a half helmet, it’s hard to improve on the design, though.  A helmet designer needs to get really creative to make a substantial upgrade.  This year, a couple brands have taken on the challenge and have really changed the game with their new models.  The Sena Cavalry and the Scorpion Covert are worth a second look for this riding season. Sena Cavalry Half Helmet with Bluetooth Communicator Half helmets and communicators have had a difficult relationship over the […]

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Fresh New Harley Parts: Spring ’17

Posted on 21 Mar 2017 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

Spring has sprung, Daytona Bike Week has now passed and we’re all ready to hit the open road.  With much of the country experiencing Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, the need to get on your bike is real.  If you still can’t get on your bike, though, you can still get into the swing of things by updating your ride.  Fortunately, this time of year is also when many of the new aftermarket Harley parts are released.  Just in time to get your bike ready for prime riding.  Listed below are some of the more interesting new parts that can make your a bit more fresh this summer. Magnum Handlebar & Cable/Line Kits One of the most common aftermarket upgrades is to swap out the stock handlebars for an aftermarket […]

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Klim Takes it to the Streets with New Motorcycle Helmets

Posted on 10 Feb 2017 in Powersports | 0 comments

You may be familiar with the brand Klim if you do any type of offroad riding, like snowmobiling or dirt bike riding.  Klim has built a reputation in the offroad world as the premium brand for apparel and helmets.  They limit themselves to producing only the highest of quality gear.  They are a company of hardcore riders who make gear that they would want to use.   Now, Klim has taken their passion to the streets.  With three new premium lids, they are positioning themselves in the upper echelon of street helmets.  All serious riders now have a Klim helmet to choose from, whether they are looking for a dual sport, modular or full face helmet   Before these helmets were released to the public, they went […]

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Go Automatic with the Rekluse EXP 3.0 Harley Centrifugal Clutch

Posted on 17 Jan 2017 in Harley-Davidson, Powersports | 0 comments

Riding in traffic sucks.  For one, you’re not experiencing what your bike is truly capable of.  But also, you’re clutch hand and forearm are working overtime to keep the bike rolling smoothly between stops.  For new riders, the stop and go can be terrifying.  Without having it mastered, stalling the bike at a busy intersection is a real fear. Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could meander through traffic without needing to pull the clutch lever in every time you come to a stop?  That dream can be a reality.  Clutch geniuses, Rekluse, have created the perfect solution for you.  The Rekluse EXP 3.0 kit is a godsend for beginner and experienced Harley riders alike. The EXP 3.0 clutch kit works as a centrifugal clutch, allowing the […]

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